Sixth Generation (6G) Wireless Technology: An overview, vision, challenges and use cases

Jasneet Kaur, M. Arif Khan

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Sixth Generation (6G) research has already begun in academia and industry since 2019 which is considered as 'year zero' for 6G research. The technology is expected to be available for commercial deployment from 2030, following the pattern that every decade a new generation of wireless technology is introduced. Currently, i.e. from 2020, telecom operators around the world has started deploying 5G technology in their networks. There are a number of conceptual papers on 6G and its related technologies available with some research groups working actively on this new wireless communication generation. It is yet to be seen that what benefits 6G will bring for society, however, one thing is sure that Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in smart cities will play key roles in 6G technology. Therefore the innovative applications raise the quality of life (QoL) for the citizen by monitoring, analyzing, planning, and executing with the integration of various components. We further anticipate that the sixth generation (6G) of the wireless network should be fully autonomic to deliver the quality of services (QoS) and network performance. In this paper, we review what is the current state-of-the-art in 6G. Our aim is to provide readers a starting point in 6G research and to provide an overview of how 6G will be used to build the applications using cutting-edge technologies-SC, AI and ML. We also conceptualise and identify the role of 6G technology with its vision and future challenges. In addition, we have discussed the availability of 6G at the network and user side, along with various future potential use cases for 6G.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE Region 10 Symposium (TENSYMP)
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665466585
ISBN (Print)9781665466592 (Print on demand)
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Aug 2022
Event2022 IEEE Region 10 Symposium, TENSYMP 2022 - Victor Menezes Convention Centre, Mumbai, India
Duration: 01 Jul 202203 Jul 2022 (Conference poster) (Conference website) (Program)

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Name2022 IEEE Region 10 Symposium, TENSYMP 2022
ISSN (Print)2640-821X
ISSN (Electronic)2642-6102


Conference2022 IEEE Region 10 Symposium, TENSYMP 2022
Abbreviated titleTechnologies on the horizon for the benefit of humanity
Other2022 IEEE Region 10 Symposium (TENSYMP 2022) is being held in Mumbai, India from July 1 to 3, 2022. This is a prestigious flagship technical conference of IEEE Region 10. The theme of TENSYMP 2022 is “Technologies on the horizon for the benefit of humanity” and its aim is to bring together researchers and engineers from academia and industry to overcome the present difficulties and create prosperous future. Bombay Section welcomes you to the‘magical city’ of Mumbai for the 10th edition of TENSYMP. It is back to the in-person Symposium after a few years,enabling better networking and fruitful interactions – both during and outside the Symposium sessions. “Aamchi Mumbai” (Our Mumbai) and the incredible India are the exciting tourist destinations during any season of the year. Prospective authors are invited to submit full papers using online paper submission system. All accepted and presented papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore® digital library for review and publication.
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